Art Takeover: Factory North and the Timbers Army team up for an art show benefiting a local charity.

All,  A worthy event and Official Press Release below:

Art Takeover: Factory North and the Timbers Army team up for an art show benefiting a local charity.

For Immediate Release June 19, 2013
Contact: Nicole Sakai
Tel: 503.489.9963

Portland, OR – Factory North and the Timbers Army have joined forces to organize Art Takeover:

Operation Bless Field, an art show featuring original Timbers-inspired screen-printed classic styled felt pennants designed by 30 local artists. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pennants will also be on display and for sale all day at Coava Co!ee (1300 SE Grand Ave) during their regular business hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds from pennant sales, which will sell for $30 each, will go to Operation Pitch Invasion’s current project: Bless Field, a youth-sized all-season soccer field for the kids of Portland’s New Columbia neighborhood.

The daytime event will be a family friendly block party of food trucks and fun. In addition to the pennants, this year there will be an auction of 6 one-of-a-kind 3’x5’ canvas flags designed by these 6 design groups: Instrument, W+K 12, Nemo, Roundhouse, Epipheo, and Beam & Anchor. The flags will be displayed at an evening event at 1050 SE Water Ave, where we will have Widmer Green & Kolsch, the Bunk Truck, and more. Pennants will feature themes from Timbers Army chants, such as “Rose City till I die,” “Moving onto victory,” and “Bury me in green and gold.” Poster artists include OMFGCo, Will Bryant and Keegan Wenkman, to name just a few.   For more information about Art Takeover: Operation Bless Field, visit

About Factory North:
Factory North is a full-service design studio located in Portland, OR. Formed in April 2011, Factory North is focused on providing brand identity, packaging, print design, web solutions and overall problem solving to thoughtfully selected clients. Factory North’s current client list is diverse in both products/services provided and customers served.

About the Timbers Army:
Part carnival, part mosh pit, part revival meeting, part Christmas morning, filled with people from every part of the community and every walk of life, the Timbers Army turns each game into a celebration of its love of Portland, of soccer and of the Timbers.

About Operation Pitch Invasion:
OPI is a grassroots, Oregon 501(c)(3) that builds, restores and maintains soccer fields in our City’s parks and schools. Since 2011 OPI has improved dozens of fields, moved tons of dirt, repaired miles of sprinklers, painted dozens of goals and made better places in our community for everyone to enjoy the beautiful game.

Chris Gluck

Chris Gluck

I have been covering the Portland Timbers and Major League Soccer, as a community blogger/analyst for the Columbian Newspaper, since June, 2012. Since then my involvement in soccer analysis has expanded to include participating in the Regional Emmy Award Winning Soccer City PDX TV Show (Comcast Sports Northwest). My unique analytical approach has been published in Europe and presented at the World Conference on Science and Soccer 2014. I also appear regularly as a co-host on Rose City Soccer Show and the Yellowcarded Podcast. You can find my work on, PTFC Collective and Prost Amerika.

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